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Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Rules

Arizona provides for the use of medical marijuana as long as certain rules are followed. They include:What is the number of plants allowed?Once you've registered with the state, you are allowed to purchase up to 2.5 ounces from state approved dispens... Read more

Avoiding Relapse: 5 Activities for Bored Teen Addicts

An unfocussed teen addict gets high. Keep your teen addict busy with the following activities. Sports – Sports provide a great alternative to drugs because they encourage self-respect and staying in good physical condition, which means no getting hi... Read more

Why After Being Clean for Months Am I Suddenly Hit With Cravings?

Just when you thought the worst was behind you, suddenly you were hit with strong physical cravings for your drug of choice. This can be a scary and stress-provoking occurrence. Understand these sensations so you stay strong. Typically cravings occur... Read more

Narcan Effectiveness: Can I Use Narcan to Save Someone from An Overdose?

Narcan is the brand name for the drug Naloxone. For years this drug has been used by paramedics and hospital workers to reverse the impact of opiate overdoses. In layman terms, the drug quickly flushes opiates from the addict’s system. Check out: The... Read more

Staying Sober and Coping With Pressures to Avoid Drug Taking Relapses

What characterizes an addiction? Quite simply this: you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop. —Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now Life is stressful. As a recovering addict, your brain is wired to turn to drugs or alcohol when stress levels in... Read more

I Found Evidence of Drug Use in My Teenager’s Room. Now What?

Coming across signs of drug use in your kid's bedroom can be a heart-wrenching experience. Whether you already suspected or were taken by surprise, having concrete evidence removes all doubt that either your teen or his friends are using drugs. Here ... Read more

Behaviors That Indicate That An Addict Is Still Sober

Doubts can persist, and you may find yourself wondering if an addict is still sober or has relapsed. The following six signs are pretty good indicators that he is still doing what he learned while in rehab. He is being responsible. He goes to work, ... Read more

How to Force Him Into Rehab

There is a common misconception in the world that forcing a drug addict into treatment won’t do any good. This is not true. Many addicts have been pushed into rehab and come out clean and in recovery. How You Can Force the Issue: No more home: Parent... Read more